Idea #17 - Free swimming lessons for kids

Encourage more kids to participate in swimming lessons by offering their first series of sessions for free.

"Swimming is an important life skill, and we need to encourage and make it easier for New Westminster families to get their children involved in our excellent swimming lesson programs at Canada Games Pool."   Jonathan Cote

Swimming is fun for people of all ages, and has many health benefits. It is also the only sport that could save a child's life! The Canada Games Pool is an extremely popular civic facility in our community, and has been providing innovative swimming programs for 42 years—teaching many thousands of children how to be safe and have fun in the water. To encourage more children to participate, and remove barriers to entry, a child's first series of lessons could be provided at no cost. This program would help improve accessibility and could be used to promote our swimming programs to families that are not currently using Canada Games Pool.